Bliss, Joy, Zen and Goats

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Take the wonderful practice of yoga, the joy and happiness factor of goats and a solid dash of magical mother nature and what do you get…an incredibly amazing inner peace zen moment..that’s right yoga with goats!

Tonight I had the privilege of attending a GOGA class at the Atlantis Dream Farm in Milton, Georgia. If you live in the ATL area or ever find yourself visiting it is a total MUST!!!

http://www.lovegoga.com

Goat Girl Forever,

JSY

 

Taking it to the Streets…MuuMuu of the Month

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Sliding in the with just a few hours to spare this month is July’s Taking it to the Streets MuuMuu of the Month!

Straight from the streets of ATL…really straight from the trails of the ATL BeltLine.

A bike, a muumuu and some public art is all a girl really needs on an amazing summer day!

Art Matters,

JSY

 

Dream Textures

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Although I am a total ROYGBIV gal and color is my middle name (not really it’s Suzanne) for my master bath remodel that is just wrapping up I leaned hard into textures…when I say hard I mean I followed my normal gig of more is more. AND I LOVE IT!!!!

These are the textures I combo plattered into the bath of my dreams. I will have a reveal and some fun before and afters but still waiting for the final touches!

Now onto the guest bath…

JSY

 

summer reads

SUMMER READS

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One was new to me and one was a repeat read but both were fantastic and I highly recommend both.

Travel, adventure and connecting with people is part of my DNA so it’s no surprise that my first round of reads this summer had to do with getting out there, exploring and meeting people from all over the country.

Although Travels with Charley was written in 1961 and South and West was from Joan Didion’s notebooks from 1970 what really struck a chord with me was how a great deal of the topics, issues, concerns and observations from the early 60’s and 70’s are similar to the topics, issues, concerns and observations of modern-day.

What is for sure different now than back in the 60’s/70’s was the actual book itself! Back in the day a book was a book…paper that was bound with a spine and with pages that could be dog eared to a indicate your stopping point. Now you can listen to a book, read a book on a computer, tablet or phone but I prefer the old school method…the real deal paper book!

So now let me share with you something I am crazy in love with which is the Little Free Library…a worldwide non-profit program the inspires the love of reading and community with a “take a book return a book exchange”. There are over 50,000 Little Free Libraries around the world in 70 countries from parks to front yards.

Today was my first time using the library which was pretty awesome. All I had to do was to go to the map to find my local library and too my surprise there were several within 5 miles of my home. So I got my book, wrote a message inside and asked future readers to do the same and then hopped into my car to find this purple Little Free Library which I found in a neighbors front yard…magical!

To learn more about the Little Free Library check out the link below.

https://littlefreelibrary.org

read on,

jsy

 

 

 

inspiration everyday

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Often the question comes up of how and where do I get inspired from a design perspective…

For me it’s simply that I get out there with me eyes wide open no matter where I am with ferocious curiosity. I look up, look down, open doors, ask questions and go into corner’s (you never know what you might miss otherwise) of wherever my adventure might take me. Those adventures are sometimes a hike out in the wonderful world of Mother Nature, exploring a city and all it has to offer, rummaging through a flea market or in this case an amazing visit to Palm Springs.

Palm Springs for me was an EPIC ULTRA hotbed for all things design and inspiration…here is my Show & Tell.

stay curious,

jsy

 

 

 

 

Summer Style…MuuMuu of the Month

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It’s the absolute best day the year…the first day of Summer!

No better way to start the Summer celebration than with a Palm Springs MuuMuu Memory….this is living my friends!!!

Happy Summer,

JSY

 

 

 

Getting Reflective

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Mirror mirror on the wall…oops I mean mirror mirror on the entire house inside and out. True fact and not a typo!

Art is alive in the desert and man do I love art that invites you to participate in all its glory and splendor. Entering this reflective ranch was as if I was dropped into a gigantic kaleidoscope…magical!

This architectural installation, Mirage, by Doug Aitken was part of the Desert X Exhibition and will remains until October 31st, 2017. A for sure must see if you find yourself anywhere near the Palm Springs area.

Check out the below link for more about Mirage.

http://www.dougaitkenmirage.com

#ArtMatters,

JSY

Very Vera

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When I see her classic signature and her iconic ladybug mark on a piece of cloth I get irrationally excited…as if I am out panning for gold and just scored an epic nugget that will break the scales! Just curious…does this happen to anyone else???

I truly can’t resist the force field that pulls me to Vera Neumann anything…I am all in always! Which has resulted in a healthy cloth napkin and scarf collection.

Any worthy treasure hunt comes out with a few Vera pieces, so here are my most recent finds. In my previous Flower Power post I mentioned my friends at Swift and Faire…well they struck again with pulling me in with this chic shirt from Vera.

later ladybug,

jsy

 

 

May MuuMuu of the Month

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So there…April showers totally delivered on May flowers in more ways than one!!!

Not only did these happy California poppies come out and play so did this fantastic vintage Lilly Pulitzer floral frock.

Happy May,

JSY

 

Pattern Palooza

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These are the patterns and prints that didn’t come home with me from Brimfield but still inspired me. Shocking, I know but even this more is more girl couldn’t bring home anymore!

As they famously say a picture says a thousand words, so here are 9,000 words.

So much pattern…so much inspiration…so much to share…so here goes!

incredibly inspired,

jsy